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Congestion Charging in London

The Policy and the Politics

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Martin G. Richards
    Pages 1-8
  3. Martin G. Richards
    Pages 9-26
  4. Martin G. Richards
    Pages 27-43
  5. Martin G. Richards
    Pages 60-81
  6. Martin G. Richards
    Pages 114-124
  7. Martin G. Richards
    Pages 143-158
  8. Martin G. Richards
    Pages 159-178
  9. Martin G. Richards
    Pages 179-220
  10. Martin G. Richards
    Pages 221-231
  11. Martin G. Richards
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  12. Martin G. Richards
    Pages 287-289
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 291-303

About this book


Ken Livingstone was elected Mayor of London on a platform that included a congestion charge for central London, a policy that became reality on 17 February 2003. Richards uses his experience as Director of a £2.5 million Government congestion charging study, as one of those who created the scheme Livingstone adopted and as advisor to the London Assembly, to provide a critical record of the introduction of the London Congestion Charge, and of its implications for congestion charging elsewhere.


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About the authors

MARTIN G. RICHARDS has over forty years of experience in transport planning. He retired as Chairman of The MVA Group, international transport planning consultants, in 2000. He was responsible for the Hong Kong Electronic Road Pricing Pilot Project planning studies, Director of the Department of Transport's London Congestion Charging Research Programme and a member of the ROCOL Working Group that developed the principles on which the London scheme is based, and advised the London Assembly on the scrutiny of the Mayor's congestion charging proposals. He was appointed an OBE in 1993 for services to transport planning.

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